5 Effective Home Improvements Tips To Grab The Attention of Your Guests or Buyers
Almost every person cares about interior design. Even those who say they don’t would much rather spend time in a pleasantly decorated space, than in a home that looks drab and boring. Of course, having a beautiful home isn’t a must, but it can definitely help, especially if you ever decide to sell it. First impressions are important, so here are some decor tips on how to increase the attention and awe of your prospective buyers and visitors alike:
Make your home well-lit
If you want to attract attention to your home, the first step would be to make your home well-lit, as it’ll seem bigger and more beautiful. You can do it by installing bigger windows, or simply removing window blinds, and instead, you can add breezy and light curtains, that will let enough light in, but also maintain your privacy. Another option would be strategically placing one or two mirrors, as they reflect the light, and make the home look brighter. This one is especially useful if you don’t have enough windows or access to natural sunlight. Also, it would be helpful to paint the walls in a bright, yet still neutral colour, and get furniture that isn’t heavy or too dark.
Get rid of the unnecessary junk
Maybe you have a lot of stuff that means to you on a deep, personal level. Old teenage magazines, your old stamp collection, books that you may want to reread once more...it’s all fine, but remember that guests nor buyers want to wade through your old things while trying to get in. Therefore, it’s crucial to clean and declutter everything that seems unneeded. If you don’t want to throw everything out, at least try to put things into separate storage boxes and place them somewhere where they won’t catch anyone’s attention. Also, you can donate them to your local church, school or charity, or give them to friends and relatives to keep them for you. Additionally, renting a special storage room locker is also a great choice, as your belongings will be safely stored without causing unnecessary clutter.
Keep it clean
Once you’ve gotten rid of all the junk, it’s time to clean your home. First, it’s necessary to clean the windows, kitchen counters and floors. Also, it’s important to keep the furniture clean, and if you can’t do that, at least use a sofa cover so you’ll be able to hide all the spots and stains that couldn’t be taken off. Next, you should definitely make sure that your floors, carpets and rugs are all clean and without a grain of dust. And finally, if you really don’t have time to clean by yourself, feel free to ask someone to help you, or hire a professional cleaning team who’ll do it for you.
Make your home look appealing
Having a home that is clean is the first step, but if you really want your guests or prospective buyers to fall in love with your home, you need to beautify it as well. Now, the issue is that sometimes your taste and the taste of the overall buyers might be different and if you want to be certain that everything will be attractive you can opt for a property styling service, where an expert will make sure that everything in your home, from furniture to potted plants, is aesthetically balanced and eye-pleasing. Hiring a property stylist isn’t too expensive, and it has multiple benefits such as saving you time and giving your home the makeover it deserves.
Take care of the exterior, too
Once your interior looks all dolled up, it’s time to move on to the exterior. Taking care of your curb is a must, as this is literally the first thing everyone sees when they come for a visit. You can change the front door, or if you like it, just repaint it and change the doorknob. Make sure that your front lawn is always mowed and plant more various flowers for a more interesting appeal. Also, it’s recommended to repaint the facade, so your house will look fresh and welcoming to the guests.
Making your home look attractive doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive task, but with a bit of effort, you can definitely make it come to life and look fabulous. If you follow these tips, you’ll be amazed by the difference, just remember to be friendly and welcoming to your buyers/guests, so they’ll want to come back.
Guest Contributor, Mike Johnston
About the author: Mike Johnston is a lifestyle blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator, but his articles can also be found on numerous other interior design, family-friendly, real estate and green living blogs as well. Mike’s goal is to create insightful and compelling content that will help readers navigate through these vast and ever-changing fields..